[Blog] Power to the people: making & politics at the Science Museum

O'Donovan, Cian and Smith, Adrian (2016) [Blog] Power to the people: making & politics at the Science Museum. Steps Centre.

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The maker movement in the UK, and globally, has grown rapidly over recent years. Hundreds of maker spaces, equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, design software, as well as old-fashioned hand tools, have popped up in cities, towns and on university campuses, potentially promising new forms of redistributed and community based manufacturing. But who gets to be a maker, where does making happen and what gets made? And what is the wider social significance of this phenomenon? These questions were put to a group of makers and the public during Power to the people, a workshop jointly organised by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and London’s Science Museum on Friday 21 October 2016.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: grassroots innovation; innovation democracy; making
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD2321 Industry > HD2340.8 Small and medium-sized businesses, artisans, handicrafts, trades
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
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Depositing User: Cian O'Donovan
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 15:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65755

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